Gas Price Report For April 2, 2018

Gas price trend for week of April 2, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Gas prices increased over five cents during the past week, according to the latest gas price report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The weekly E.I.A. price survey shows the average cost of a gallon of regular unleaded is now $2.70. No region was spared the nickel price increase this week, in practical terms, at least. The highest price increases were seen across the Rocky Mountains and the Lower Atlantic states, where prices went up by seven cents and six cents, respectively. All other regions were hit with the nickel price increase, although, technically, the Gulf and Central Atlantic states’ price increases were shy of a full five cents, according to the weekly report, which measures prices to the tenth of a penny. The news was only slightly better for truckers, which is to say, nearly as bad. Prices jumped over three cents per gallon, on average, for diesel, to hit over $3.04, according to the E.I.A. Fuel prices for all regions are shown below, as gathered from www.eia.gov.

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

03/19/18 03/26/18 04/02/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.598 2.648 2.700 values are up 0.052 values are up 0.340
East Coast (PADD1) 2.536 2.592 2.647 values are up 0.055 values are up 0.344
  New England (PADD1A) 2.556 2.587 2.638 values are up 0.051 values are up 0.348
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.628 2.698 2.744 values are up 0.046 values are up 0.344
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.462 2.514 2.577 values are up 0.063 values are up 0.342
Midwest (PADD2) 2.495 2.515 2.565 values are up 0.050 values are up 0.286
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.304 2.381 2.428 values are up 0.047 values are up 0.304
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.443 2.528 2.599 values are up 0.071 values are up 0.302
West Coast (PADD5) 3.215 3.274 3.327 values are up 0.053 values are up 0.474
  West Coast less California 2.842 2.906 2.958 values are up 0.052 values are up 0.344

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

03/19/18 03/26/18 04/02/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.972 3.010 3.042 values are up 0.032 values are up 0.486
East Coast (PADD1) 3.009 3.038 3.066 values are up 0.028 values are up 0.461
  New England (PADD1A) 3.101 3.115 3.117 values are up 0.002 values are up 0.487
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.200 3.217 3.233 values are up 0.016 values are up 0.494
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.858 2.898 2.938 values are up 0.040 values are up 0.433
Midwest (PADD2) 2.898 2.934 2.962 values are up 0.028 values are up 0.481
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.786 2.823 2.851 values are up 0.028 values are up 0.437
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.925 2.991 3.044 values are up 0.053 values are up 0.421
West Coast (PADD5) 3.384 3.438 3.487 values are up 0.049 values are up 0.648
  West Coast less California 3.060 3.147 3.202 values are up 0.055 values are up 0.467
  California 3.641 3.669 3.714 values are up 0.045 values are up 0.791

*PADD stands for Petroleum Administration for Defense Districts. Charts from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. https://www.eia.gov/petroleum/gasdiesel/

Author: Danny Pryor

Danny has more than 30 years of experience in media, including broadcasting and print journalism, and nearly two decades of website and digital content development. He is an AP-award-winning reporter and the creator of TurnpikeInfo.com.